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Glary Utilities

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Glarysoft's Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities, and why not? It bundles some of the most useful Windows-related tools in one free download. It scans and cleans your PC, cleaning temporary files, removing junk files, fixing broken shortcuts, and resolving a wide range of issues, both major and minor, that most Windows users will have no trouble recognizing. You can configure its One-Click Maintenance option to run just those processes you want with a single click, making regular maintenance just too easy for excuses. You can run any of its many tools individually, too.

Glary Utilities has a basic but colorful (and skinnable) dialog-sized interface with tabs for Status, 1-Click Maintenance, and Modules. Under Modules, Glary groups a wide variety of tools under a series of headings, some of which access the same tools from different categories: Clean & Repair, Optimize & Improve, Privacy & Security; Files & Folders; and System Tools. We clicked Scan on the 1-Click Maintenance tab, which initiated a system-wide scan for junk files, spyware, and lots of other stuff that we needed to fix or throw out: sort of like cleaning the basement, actually. Glary Utilities displayed its summary findings, and we could click to view details or just press Repair Problems to fix the lot, which we did. The tool swiftly purged our system of the obsolete, unneeded, and junk data that can clog your machine over time, compromising performance and even security.

The 1-Click Maintenance is reason enough to keep Glary Utilities and run it regularly, but more excellent reasons can be found in its Modules, which let you run Glary's utilities individually as well as access many more tools, including a file shredder, startup manager, memory optimizer, registry defragmenter, and file recover and undelete tool. It also lets you run a variety of Windows utilities from Glary's interface, including the Process Manager and System Information. Running tools like the Duplicate File Finder now and again and the 1-Click Maintenance regularly will help keep your PC running fast, smooth, and safe. We recommend Glary Utilities to all Windows users.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 4,246 votes

    • 5 star: 2220
    • 4 star: 1607
    • 3 star: 190
    • 2 star: 62
    • 1 star: 167
  • Current version:

    3.6 stars

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5.0 stars

    "GlarySoft products are a STAPLE for my computers."

    March 13, 2013  |   By MaxStuff

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    Glary utilities, and Pro Work....Not 9 out of 10, but 10 out of 10.
    I would never run a system without Glarysoft.

    Cons

    Not really. Some of my installs when used on a "standard account" will ask for a non existing update. But always function normally.

    Summary

    I own many computer with XP, Vista Win 7 and Windows 8. ALL of my
    Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops and Desk Tops run Glarysoft Products.
    ......Nuf Said.........

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Uninstalled - Questionable actions"

    March 12, 2013  |   By BOBRGR

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    Has been good in the past

    Cons

    Installed a toolbar on browser without permission
    Had problems with flash after registry scan
    Added something to startup

    Summary

    I've used Glary for awhile as a supplement to ASC but this version's actions made me uncomfortable...too obtrusive without permissions. This is unfortunate since I'm looking for a US based replaced for China-based ASC...but Glary ain't it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Latest version hijacks your browsers"

    March 9, 2013  |   By oldfrenchy

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    This has been a great utility for years and years. Easy to use. Does what it says. Fast, efficient. Never had to "undo" anything that Glary did.

    Cons

    I lost my trust in this company now that with this new version, the installation hijacked my home page in every browser I had installed. Also downloaded bho (explorer) and extention (chrome). If Glary would do that, how much other malware, adware, bloatware, etc, is hidden in this otherwise worthwhile program? You ruined it for me!

    Summary



    Updated on Mar 9, 2013

    I've used Glary exclusively for years and years. I've recommended the program to many many people. With the advent of the changes made to this version, I've uninstalled it and am trying to remember everyone I recommended this to. Hopefully I can get to them before they installed this update.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "its not free"

    March 8, 2013  |   By nite_warriors_master1

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    i didnt find any

    Cons

    didnt do anything for my computer but take up space on hardrive and slow my computer

    Summary

    dont waist your time

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant next line of defense..."

    March 4, 2013  |   By Imogen7Ryan

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    GlarySoft Utilities is an excellent thorough cleaner to have. One-click maintenance finds issues quickly and repairs fast. It has other modules for different actions which I have not tried yet, but I don't doubt for one minute they will be any less good and efficient than the one-click maintenance. This is a very reliable utility.

    Cons

    For me, there are no cons.

    Buying the Pro version would be even better.

    Summary

    To install a variety of utility cleaners is worth it because some miss things that others can pick up like in the case of Glary Utilities.

    I've used this for years and found it reliable and I trust the company. It does an efficient job and when used with a couple of other cleaners, you can be assured that your computer is in its best condition.

    Regularly using tools like this does a thorough job and will help you to avoid bad things happening to your machine.

    GlarySoft Utilities is one of the best around.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good utility. Easy to use and works well with Win7/64"

    March 3, 2013  |   By djd127

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    Fast, simple and you don't need to be a software guru plus it is free.

    Cons

    None yet. Only ran three times.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use"

    March 1, 2013  |   By RRedsy

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    This is easy to use for the most part, and it is great at removing my temp files, the crap that remains after I uninstall a program (if I don't use this program), and lots of other junk.

    Cons

    Some of the features are beyond my level of understanding. With that said, I also don't try to read up on what those features do and if I want to use them.

    Summary

    Does a good job of eliminating all the junk that remains from everyday use and keeping a control of what's in startup.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Utility I have found"

    February 27, 2013  |   By mballard58

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    This is the best utility program I have found. I load this on every computer I build or work on. Run it once a week to keep your computer clean and running properly.

    Cons

    No cons found

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  • 1.0 stars

    "with this utility I got virus Isearch.glarysoft"

    February 27, 2013  |  

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    easy to install

    Cons

    includes virus that is impossible to remove

    Summary

    It seems to work fine until I used search when my search is directed to isearch.glarysoft. Several files are infected and so far none of the free viruses prevention software installed {avast, zonealarm,on PC detected. spyware terminator) detected or can remove it.

    Updated on Feb 28, 2013

    With Glary Utilities very invasive virus isearch.glarysoft was attached. None of the anti-virus (Avast, zonealarm, microsoft etc)detected or was able to remove. I tried all free anivirus software and none would remove it. Finally I restore the PC to original factory installed. I will be very careful what future downloading any free or paid software.

    Updated on Feb 28, 2013

    With Glary Utilities very invasive virus 'isearch.glarysoft' was attached. None of the anti-virus (Avast, zonealarm, microsoft etc)detected or was able to remove. I tried all free anivirus software and none would remove it. Finally I restore the PC to original factory installed. I will be very careful what future downloading any free or paid software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does what it says, BUT..."

    February 25, 2013  |   By Szyzsnyk

    Version: Glary Utilities 2.53.0.1726

    Pros

    The One Click maintenance, registry cleaner & other tools work GREAT!

    Cons

    When an update is available & is installing there is an option to install a "Toolbar" that can usually be passed on. But last week when I installed the update WITHOUT their "Toolbar", I found it installed anyway. The "Toolbar" hijacked several functions of my Firefox installation, and even after uninstalling the "Toolbar", then uninstalling Glary Utilities my Firefox still uses ONLY their Glarysoft iserach search engine, will not accept any homepage other than isearch. I completely uninstalled Firefox, rebooted, cleaned my registry, rebooted, reinstalled Firefox (and all my add-ons), and it is STILL hijacked by Glarysoft!!! I have sent several letters to their support department asking for help, and after a full week have still recieved no respone!!!

    Summary

    While the free utilities tool is great & works just as advertised, I find the hijacking of my homepage, search functions & other browser functions as well as the forced acceptance of their "Toolbar" to be a offensive and their lack of support response to be considerably more trouble than their tools were worth!! I recomend using any of the other free tools that are available.

    Updated on Feb 27, 2013

    I have tried doing a restore to an earlier date (before I updated Glary Utilities) and that got rid of most of my issues. However, I had to update all of my other software and their isearch page is STILL embedded in my Firefox, IE9, Opera & Google Chrome. After 12 days I still have recived no response from the Glary support department! I still can't open a new tab or window in ANY browser without it immediately going to the GlarySoft isearch page!! If you value having control of your browsers DO NOT use software from GlarySoft!!

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